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Developmentally Appropriate Practice-Preschool

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Rachel Minning

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Transcript of Developmentally Appropriate Practice-Preschool

Teaching to Enhance Development and Learning "Developmentally appropriate teaching practices provide an optimal balance of adult-guided and child-guided experiences." (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009)

"It is the teacher who takes responsibility for stimulating, directing, and supporting children's development and learning by providing the experiences that each child needs." (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009) Creating a Community of Learners "The role of the community is to provide a physical, emotional, and cognitive environment conducive to that development and learning." Preschool Years Constructing Appropriate Curriculum "The curriculum helps young children achieve goals that are developmentally and educationally significant." Assessing Children's Development and Learning Definition Establishing Reciprocal Relationships with Families Definitions By: Rachel Minning Developmentally Appropriate Practice Best Practice Teachers are sure to build relationships with the child as well as their family.
Children are taught how to form relationships and friendships with others and are encouraged to play and work together.
Teachers are sure to include ALL students in play, learning, and relationships regardless of special needs, cultural differences, etc.
Using activities such as cleanup, mealtime, and circle time as community building time.
Allowing students to work in groups as often as possible. Research Hot Links http://www.teachpreschool.org/2011/06/literacy-beginnings-chapter-two/

http://www.helium.com/items/887611-best-strategies-for-creating-a-sense-of-community-in-the-preschool-classroom Copple, C., & Bredekamp, S. (2009). Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth to age 8. (3rd ed.). Washington D.C.: National Association Definitions "Supports all children to develop and learn." Definitions Best Practice Research Hot Links Videos Videos Teachers are sure that the classroom is a safe environment where children can explore new materials, equipment, etc. that are appropriate for their developmental level and interests.
Have centers that allow children to explore their interests while allowing them to learn that include materials such as blocks, books, sensory tables, writing materials, etc.
Using a variety of strategies and teaching methods in the classroom in order to benefit each child and learning experience.
Teachers use scaffolding by allowing children to challenge themselves just beyond their ability level and helping them reach that next level.
Teachers allow adult-guided as well as child-guided learning experiences and encourage collaboration as a group.
Teachers allow children to take their time in order to say what they are trying to say as well as making sure to frequently talk with those children struggling with vocabulary.
Teachers use unfamiliar vocabulary in the classroom while giving them they information they need to understand what the new words mean.
Planning lessons that explore the children's interests.(Copple & Bredekamp, 2009)(Copple & Bredekamp, 2009)(Copple & Bredekamp, 2009) Definition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBEN0AzGrGk "The assessments are linked (the experiences are developing what is being assessed, and vice versa); both are aligned with the program's desired outcomes or goals for children." "Family members and practitioners work together as members of the learning community." Best Practice Research Hot Links http://www.education.com/reference/article/appropriate-preschool-goals/ Curriculum directed toward major goals in all of the major areas of development including physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Curriculum aligns with standards and recommendations of professional organizations.
Teachers teach across the curriculum by relating concepts from different subjects to each other.
Teachers work to develop gross motor skills by allowing near constant movement so children are able to use their large muscle groups.
Teachers provide opportunities to develop fine motor skills by allowing children to work with materials that exercise small muscle groups such as playdough, beads, scissors and paper, and writing utensils.
Teachers provide writing materials and encourage children to write.
Video (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009) (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009) http://www.corkcitychildcare.ie/preview.php?fileName=parents&id=12&end=html http://www.eduplace.com/prek/pdf/prek-naeyc.pdf Best Practice Assessment addresses goals in physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
Assessments are used to help teachers plan activities.
Teachers assess individuals as well as how they work within groups.
Assessments are based on individual's development and ages. Research Hot Links http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content3/assess.preschool.p.3.html Best Practice Parents are always welcome in the learning environment.
Teachers work to create relationships with parents.
Teachers work with parents to make decisions about children's development. Research Hot Links http://www.teachpreschool.org/2011/07/building-parent-teacher-relationships/

http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Building_Parent/ http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/negp/reports/prinrec.pdf (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009) (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009) (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009) (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009) (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009) (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009)
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